This photo is part of my anthology of double exposure selfs. This time I am going for a journey back in time, calling the ghosts of Celtic and Roman past. Some days ago I remembered a nearby place where we often have been 30 or more years ago during school excursions.
It’s an ancient bridge from Roman times, guarding a past “highway” of the old trade and military road network. It connected the important iron mines and manufactures in Styria, then been the Celtic Kingdom of Noricum. The famous Ferrum Noricum reminds us until today of the importance of this now hidden and almost forgotten trade route, so close to our modern highways and streets. It was already Ovid to mention the importance of Noric Steel for the rise of the Roman Empire: “…durior […] ferro quod noricus excoquit ignis…” (“…harder than iron tempered by Noric fire…”). It was widely used for the weapons of the Roman military after Noricum joined the empire in 16 BC.
Our Celtic and Roman grandfathers and grandmothers walked those paths, and so do we still today when having relaxed Sunday morning walks.
For both shots I corrected EV to -0.7 to avoid too much highlights. The developer used was Foma Retro Special for 5min.